San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 9/1/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/31/2014
Monday, September 1, 2014
Coors Field in Denver
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Tim Hudson (9-9), who is coming off of two consecutive solid starts, will take the mound for the San Francisco Giants on Monday afternoon when they face Franklin Morales (5-7) and the Colorado Rockies.
Last Wednesday against the Colorado Rockies, Tim Hudson pitched well enough to get the win, but he ended up with a no decision. He pitched eight innings in that game and gave up one run on four hits while striking out eight batters and walking just one. Hudson now has a 2.90 ERA on the year despite only striking out 106 batters in 167.2 innings.
Rockies veteran Justin Morneau has five hits in his 17 at-bats against Hudson with a double, a home run and two RBI. Josh Rutledge is 2-for-10 against him with an RBI and two strikeouts.
Left-hander Franklin Morales had a good start against the San Francisco Giants last week and ended up with a no decision for his efforts. He gave up just one run in six innings of work in that game while striking out six batters and walking one. Morales lowered his ERA to 514 with that strong start and he has now struck out 86 batters in 124.1 innings.
Giants outfielder Hunter Pence has six hits in 14 at-bats against Morales with a double, a home run and three RBI. Pablo Sandoval is just 3-for-16 against him with three walks and five strikeouts.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 62-64-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for San Francisco Giants is 0.3
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado Rockies are 64-58-11 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Colorado Rockies is -0.6
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
08/29/14 SS Brandon Crawford Shoulder questionable
08/08/14 1B Brandon Belt Concussion 15-day DL (8/7)
08/05/14 P Matt Cain Elbow 15-day DL (7/11), out for season
07/26/14 SS Ehire Adrianza Hamstring 15-day DL (7/25)
07/26/14 C Hector Sanchez Concussion 15-day DL (8/10)
07/26/14 2B Marco Scutaro Back 15-day DL (7/25)
08/28/14 P Boone Logan Elbow 15-day DL (8/23)
08/26/14 P Jorge De La Rosa Thumb is upgraded to probable for next start
08/26/14 C Wilin Rosario Wrist 15-day DL (8/23)
08/25/14 RF Michael Cuddyer Hamstring 15-day DL (8/24)
08/18/14 P Thomas Kahnle Shoulder 15-day DL (8/13)
08/12/14 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (8/6), out for season
08/10/14 RF Carlos Gonzalez Knee 60-day DL (8/9), out for season
07/22/14 SS Troy Tulowitzki Thigh 15-day DL (7/20), out for season
07/08/14 P Jhoulys Chacin Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (6/29), out for season
05/01/14 P Tyler Chatwood Elbow 60-day DL (4/30)
Tony's Pick: Take Colorado
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